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Ethics

Standards of conduct or moral judgment.

Ethics

The study and practice of appropriate behavior, regardless of the behavior's legality. Certain industries have professional organizations setting and promoting certain ethical standards. For example, an accountant may be required to refrain from engaging in aggressive accounting, even when a particular type of aggressive accounting is not illegal. Professional organizations may censure or revoke the licenses of those professionals who are found to have violated the ethical standards of their fields.

In investing, ethics helps inform the investment decisions of some individuals and companies. For example, an individual may have a moral objection to smoking and therefore refrain from investing in tobacco companies. Ethics may be both positive and negative in investing; that is, it may inform where an individual makes investments (e.g. in environmentally friendly companies) and where he/she does not (e.g. in arms manufacturers). Some mutual funds and even whole subdivisions are dedicated to promoting ethical investing. See also: Green fund, Islamic finance.
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And why, if we understand ethics so well, can't we reach readier agreement on what issues are ethical ones and thereby deserve to be treated as such?
At any given time, there is sure to be a CPCU chapter or members giving a presentation on ethics or incorporating this topic into their activities.
1) The Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science web site which describes five detailed cases "of scientist and engineers in difficult circumstances who.
IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE NOW, but there was a time in the mid-1960s when the creation of permanent, bipartisan ethics committees in the House and Senate seemed like a positive step toward open and accountable politics.
The author begins the book by reviewing the role of the ethics instructor and the purpose of teaching ethics.
Some managers make a mistake in thinking employees know the difference between right and wrong, thus there is little need for a credo and ethics code.
It's just that when The New York Times Magazine created an ethics feature rather than a generic advice column, the editors presumably wanted more sophistication and rigor than most advice columnists provide.
Most people have heard the phrase "work ethic," but the idea of a "collaboration ethic" may be less familiar.
Democrats charged that the investigations and budget pressure on the agency were retaliation for high-profile ethics investigations of Republicans, including Newt Gingrich, Bud Shuster, Republican of Pennsylvania, and Tom DeLay, Republican of Texas, as well as Gingrich's political action committee, GOPAC, and the Christian Coalition.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (2003) found the need for college accounting ethics education because large CPA firms were not offering accounting ethics training for their professional accounting staff (future CPA).
These sessions are designed not to simply discuss the issue but to help ethics and compliance professionals develop effective solutions for ethical challenges.
The format allows Arneson to ask similar questions of all scholars while allowing them to tell their stories of how their work with communication ethics has developed.